Anirban Basu is a Senior Scientist at National Brain Research Center, Manesar, Haryana. He received his Ph.D. degree in Immunology from the CSIR-IICB, Kolkata. He then obtained Postdoctoral training in Neuro-immunology at Neural and Behavioral Science Dept at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, US. So far he has trained 5 Masters students, 10 PhD students and 11 postdocs, and numerous short term and long term research trainees in his lab. Dr. Basu has long been interested in curing diseases of the nervous system. His current research is focused on identifying the role of microglia and neural stem/progenitor cells in the healthy and diseased central nervous system. The group of people who currently work with him is testing strategies to develop disease modifying therapy by abrogating inflammation in CNS disorders.